Some areas in Waterton Lakes National Park are now open to the public. Please see our updated list of open and accessible areas. All other front-country and back-country areas (including trails) are closed and are being assessed for safety hazards due to the on-going Kenow Fire. At this time, camping is not permitted anywhere in Waterton Lakes National Park. All other roads in the park are closed to the public as we assess and action hazards that are a result of the Kenow Fire. Contact the Information Line (403-859-5109) for more information.

With extraordinary natural charms packed into a compact space, Waterton Lakes National Park offers plenty to keep visitors busy. Sightsee on the park’s scenic roadways, and keep an eye out for abundant wildlife. Explore natural attractions, from a vivid red canyon to mist-cloaked waterfalls. Or check out the postcard-perfect community of Waterton Park, with great day hiking, a historic 1927 hotel and a range of water activities.

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  • ​Special events

    We have an exciting schedule of events in Waterton Lakes National Park as we celebrate Canada 150 in 2017.

  • Interpretive programs

    Experience Waterton Lakes National Park with a Parks Canada interpreter. We offer theatre programs, guided hikes and family programs.

  • Camping

    The best way to experience Waterton Lakes National Park is to stay overnight!

  • Hiking

    Waterton Lakes National Park has 200 km of hiking trails, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous hikes.

  • Red Chairs

    Parks Canada has five sets of red Adirondack chairs in scenic locations throughout Waterton Lakes National Park.

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